California Maritime Academy: Narrative Description

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200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Tel: (707)654-1000
Free: 800-561-1945
Admissions: (707)654-1331
Fax: (707)648-4204
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 64-acre suburban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Total enrollment: 702. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,032 applied, 56% were admitted. Students come from 18 states and territories, 16 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 16% 25 or older, 65% live on campus. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, health form, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous. Preference given to California residents who meet the admissions resident index.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,690 full-time. Mandatory fees: $3646 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. College room and board: $7270. College room only: $3390. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Sailing Club, Dive Club, drill team. Major annual events: Changeover Dance, Homecoming, open house. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 28,377 books, 20,677 microform titles, 273 serials, 241 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Vallejo has a population of 103,000 and is located on the north shore of the Carquinez Strait, adjacent to San Pablo Bay.

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